Updated: Oct 13, 2005, 12:16 AM

Vote: Was A.J. Pierzynski out?


The Angels and White Sox raced through Game 2 of the ALCS, wrapping up matters in just 2 hours and 34 minutes. Perhaps they knew we'd need extra time to debate the game's final moments.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the game tied, Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski (right) struck out for the apparent third out. But after appearing to take a step toward the dugout, Pierzynski ran to first as Los Angeles catcher Josh Paul rolled the ball back to the mound for Chicago pitcher Mark Buehrle's use in the 10th inning. With umpire Doug Eddings signaling something, Pierzynski ended up at first base as most of the Angels reached the dugout. And despite Mike Scioscia's heated protest, the play stood. Pinch runner Pablo Ozuna eventually scored on Joe Crede's game-winning double.

So what's your take on the wild finish in Chicago, SportsNation? Did Eddings make one of the worst calls in history? Did Paul blow it by not tagging Pierzynski? And would instant replay fix controversies like this?

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